About Silverbacks in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Uganda is recorganized as one of the easiest place to find mountain gorilla trekking activity in the world. Uganda’s mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest/ Gorilla tracking in Rwanda volcanoes national park is a great experience one shouldn’t miss in East Africa. However, the habituated gorilla family that used to reside at Mgahinga is no longer resident there full time and therefore, Uganda gorilla safari tours in this area is currently unavailable. Not until female gorillas join the group, this group is likely to remain unstable.
A silverback is an adult male gorilla typically over 12 years old and it is named for the distinctive patch of silver hair on his back. While on your gorilla safari to Uganda in Bwindi, you will find out that silverbacks have large canine teeth that come with maturity. They are the strong, dominant troop leaders but it is not that all have this position, some may have never led a troop while others have either retired or been overthrown. Groups of male silverbacks have been observed though the forces at work can suddenly change when the leader dies or is deposed.
Each typically leads a troop and is in the Centre of the troop’s attention, making all the decisions, mediating conflicts, determining the movements of the group, leading the others to feeding sites and taking responsibility for the defense, safety and well-being of the troop.
Silverbacks latter have weak relationships and may join another group if there is an opportunity to mate with females; though this can be difficult as the lead silverback has this privilege and is likely to be the father of most of the group’s infants.